Download E-books City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement PDF

By Sara Yael Hirschhorn

Since 1967, greater than 60,000 Jewish-Americans have settled within the territories captured through the country of Israel through the Six Day battle. Comprising 15 percentage of the settler inhabitants this present day, those immigrants have demonstrated significant groups, remodeled family politics and diplomacy, and dedicated surprising acts of terrorism. They call for awareness in either Israel and the USA, yet little is understood approximately who they're and why they selected to depart the US to dwell on the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In this deeply researched, enticing paintings, Sara Yael Hirschhorn unsettles stereotypes, displaying that the Sixties iteration who moved to the occupied territories weren't messianic zealots or right-wing extremists yet idealists engaged in liberal reasons. they didn't abandon their revolutionary background once they crossed the fairway Line. fairly, they observed a historical chance to create new groups to function a beacon―a “city on a hilltop”―to Jews around the globe. This pioneering imaginative and prescient used to be discovered of their ventures at Yamit within the Sinai and Efrat and Tekoa within the West financial institution. Later, the circulate mobilized the rhetoric of civil rights to rebrand itself, specifically within the wake of the 1994 Hebron bloodbath perpetrated by means of Baruch Goldstein, one in all their own.

On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 conflict, Hirschhorn illuminates the altering face of the settlements and the conflict among liberal values and political realities on the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Show description

Read Online or Download City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement PDF

Similar American Studies books

American Son: My Story

Born right into a boxing relations, the son of Mexican-born mom and dad, Oscar "the Golden Boy" De los angeles Hoya has lived the yankee Dream—achieving unprecedented good fortune in every little thing from athletics to enterprise, from the recording to various charitable ventures. The winner of six international titles and an Olympic gold medal, he has defeated greater than a dozen global champions and has left a favorable mark at the activity of boxing, inspiring many that had all yet given up wish.

America's First Daughter: A Novel

The hot YORK TIMES & united states TODAY BESTSELLERIn a compelling, richly researched novel that attracts from millions of letters and unique assets, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie inform the interesting, untold tale of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a girl who saved the secrets and techniques of our so much enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.

Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation

From John desire Franklin, America's most suitable African American historian, comes this groundbreaking research of slave resistance and break out. A sweeping landscape of plantation lifestyles prior to the Civil warfare, this publication unearths that slaves usually rebelled opposed to their masters and ran clear of their plantations at any time when they can.

American Methodist Worship (Religion in America)

"American Methodist Worship is the main complete heritage of worship between John Wesley's numerous American religious descendents that has ever been written. it will likely be a foundational booklet for somebody who needs to appreciate how American Methodists have worshipped. "-Sacramental Life"This groundbreaking learn can assist to reshape the way in which that we expect approximately early American Methodist worship and the way it connects to more moderen traits.

Additional info for City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement

Show sample text content

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 12 votes